Category: Recipe Box

Recipes for food, herbal remedies, booze & brews from the Pixie’s kitchen! Use the search box in the sidebar to find something specific, or scroll through and see what has been posted recently. You can hover over “Recipes” in the menu bar above to see a drop-down of specific categories.

Elderflower & Lemon Cordial Recipe (The Boozy American Kind!)

Elderflower & Lemon Cordial Recipe (The Boozy American Kind!)

The summer solstice brought many things alive in the garden, plants I'd been waiting to see bloom to know that summer was truly upon us in these sweet old mountains! One of those that I was excited for was Elderflower. A few years ago I offered some spare soapwort plants on a Facebook group for local plant people. ...

Bone broth: Thoughts and Techniques

Bone broth: Thoughts and Techniques

I always save bones and scraps for making soup stock and bone broth! Enjoy this recipe and technique from Liane. Recently, I jumped on the bone broth wagon.  Whilst going through difficult emotions in my personal life this winter, I had an intense craving for broth. The warm, fatty, nutrient dense liquid commonly ...

Linden Leaf Salad: Foraging, Identification, and Use

Linden Leaf Salad: Foraging, Identification, and Use

I love linden tea, but have never met the live tree myself. Thank you to Ashley for providing a great guide to this wonderful plant friend! When most foragers think of wild spring greens, their minds go to dandelion greens and chickweed or any number of other herbaceous spring greens. A wild salad is made with wild ...

Eggless Cake Ideas to Inspire

Eggless Cake Ideas to Inspire

I have chickens and so an abundance of eggs, but Craig from CakeJournal has taught me something new with many of these egg-free cake ideas!There are many reasons you may wish to avoid eggs in your diet. Unfortunately, in baking, most recipes require eggs to bind all of the ingredients. However, whether you're vegan, ...

Aussie Pavlova: a Gluten & Dairy-Free Recipe

Aussie Pavlova: a Gluten & Dairy-Free Recipe

I only recently learned about Pavlovas from the Great British Bake Off, and I'm delighted about this recipe adding decadence to the lives of my gluten-free and dairy-free friends! Thanks, Zara Lewis! Organizing huge dinners is a pretty big deal in my family. Most of the time I’m just in a crazy rush to get ...

How to use Garlic Mullein Ear Oil for Earaches

How to use Garlic Mullein Ear Oil for Earaches

For some reason, ear infections seem to be a common childhood complaint. If you begin to recognize the symptoms of an ear infection very early, you can head it off with this remedy and avoid regular antibiotics as are often prescribed by doctors. Olive oil infused with garlic and mullein flowers is is a traditional ...

Recipe: Gluten-Free Tahini Cookies

Recipe: Gluten-Free Tahini Cookies

This is a guest post from Ben at The Online Grill, who says he is a lazy cook. I can totally appreciate that sentiment! Cheers, Ben! I have a confession: I’m a honey addict. I have great memories of growing up with my mum’s beehives ever present in the garden. Twice a year she’d strip them of their yield and ...

Cherry Cordial: Dark, Sweet, and Delicious!

Cherry Cordial: Dark, Sweet, and Delicious!

  When cherries went on sale this year, I grabbed as many as I could and set to work. Eric and I are already looking at planting a few cherry trees and apple trees around the property, so this blog should be full of cherry-inspired recipes as the years go by, I hope! I sorted through the bags of cherries ...

Ginger Wine: One Gallon Recipe

Ginger Wine: One Gallon Recipe

Ginger is such a wonderful spice, and one of my favorites. It's a great healer, and its heat is just so enjoyable! I've never been able to find a ginger beer strong enough for me at the store, so it must fall to me to make my own. Ginger Wine: One Gallon Recipe Fresh ginger root (I used a whole palm, about ...

Pear Butter Recipe – Small batch from windfall fruit

Pear Butter Recipe – Small batch from windfall fruit

  I have a dear friend who lives but 10 minutes away, and she has a delicious problem - she has three old, stately pear trees that just put out far too much fruit for her to handle!  The good friend that I am, I am happy to relieve her of her difficult burden. Last fall, when I picked pears, I was dutiful ...

Pear Vinegar Recipe – made with fruit scraps

Pear Vinegar Recipe – made with fruit scraps

Last year I came into an abundance of pears from a dear friend with a few grand trees at the edge of her yard. Among our pear-related projects, I made a delightful pear cordial that you should check out! After preparing the pears for the cordial-making process, I ended up with a big bowl full of pear cores, stem ...

Cherry Wine – One Gallon Recipe

Cherry Wine – One Gallon Recipe

The day I have been waiting for finally came...my local grocery store had bags of beautiful, sweet red cherries on sale! Normally $6.98/lb or so, the bags of beautiful scarlet globes were reduced by half for a limited time. I grabbed two bags, which gave me just around 4-5 pounds of cherries to play with. Once I ...

Miso Mushroom Noodle Soup: Recipe and Miso Master Miso Giveaway!

Miso Mushroom Noodle Soup: Recipe and Miso Master Miso Giveaway!

The flu and cold season has been running rampant through our area lately. Many of our dear friends have been sniffling and coughing, and despite our applications of Echinacea tincture and good vitamins, our household managed to catch a round of the ick. Luckily, I didn't get fully hit with the cold, so I was still ...

Behind the scenes: a tour of Miso Master

Behind the scenes: a tour of Miso Master

There are few foods that are as nourishing to me as Miso. I used to be a meat and 'taters kind of girl, with little to no green, raw, or fermented foods in my diet. When a friend invited us to try sushi for the first time, Eric and I were dubious and didn't expect to find anything we'd enjoy on the menu. I didn't ...

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